Moscow will host the commemorative 25th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia from 18 to 22 October, 2012. More than 50 designers from Russia, Ukraine, the UK, Italy and the US will present their collections at the new venue for fashion week, Manezh, located at 1 Manezhnaya square. The participants will be showing their Spring/Summer 2013 collections.
As part of Moscow's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, renowned British designer Giles Deacon will present his collection. He has been recognized "Designer of the Year" for his breathtaking career in the fashion industry.
Having graduated from London's Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, Giles Deacon worked 2 years with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in Paris, and also created designs for brands such as Emanuel Ungaro, Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
His first collection under the brand of Giles Deacon, which was subsequently renamed to Giles, was presented in 2004 at the Chelsea Pensioner's Club at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. The collection became a sensation and was bought by Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges.
In 2004 Giles signed a contract with the company New Look, becoming a design consultant for New Look Gold in retail sales. He also worked for 3 years as the Creative Director for the Italian luxury outerwear brand Fay, which is part of Tod's Group.
During the following years, Giles won numerous awards: British Fashion Awards named him "Best New Designer" in 2004, then Elle did the same in February 2005. In 2006 Giles won the nomination for "British Designer of the Year" at the British Fashion Awards, and in 2009 received the award from GQ as "Fashion Designer of the Year." He has also won the prestigious ANDAM award.
Today, Giles Deacon is one of the most popular British designers. He takes part in the procurement process, which is particularly appreciated by international buyers. Many celebrities continue to follow his style. Thandie Newton, Kate Moss, Kristen Scott Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Daisy Lowe, Daphne Guinness, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Carey Mulligan are among Giles' fans. Victoria Beckham wore a Giles dress to the opening of last summer's Olympic Games in London.
Giles Deacon's presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will be held 20 October.